John St. Croix
For release: March 9, 2012
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MARCH 9, 2012 SPECIAL MEETING
At a special meeting on March 9, 2012, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- Approved, by a vote of 5-0, three amendments to legislation regarding the City’s Public Finance Program that would 1) lower the cap on the Election Campaign Fund from $13.5 million to $7 million, 2) make a conforming change in the provision addressing when the Executive Director must notify the Commission and the Board of Supervisors about the amount of funds available in the Election Campaign Fund and may request a supplemental appropriation, and 3) leave the current Individual Expenditure Ceiling for publicly-financed Mayoral Candidates at the current level of $1.475 million. These proposals will be referred for further consideration by the Board of Supervisors.
The Commission’s next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 400 City Hall.
The Ethics Commission, established in November 1993, serves the public, City employees and officials and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws. Its duties include: filing and auditing of campaign finance disclosure statements, lobbyist and campaign consultant registration and regulation, administration of the public financing program, whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting.